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Gerald Washcalus

February 24, 2007

Gerald Washcalus, 73, of Plymouth passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at General Hospital surrounded by his loving wife, family and attending physician and nephew, Dr. James Rondina.

He was born Oct. 9, 1933, in Plymouth, a son of the late Joseph and Julia Murray Washcalus. A lifelong resident of Plymouth Township and Plymouth, he graduated from St. Vincent’s High School, class of 1951, and the Philadelphia Technical Institute. Mr. Washcalus was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, and later, All Saints Parish of Plymouth.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U. S. Air Force for four years stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He was a past vice commander and member of American Legion, Post 463, Plymouth, and a Boy Scout leader for Troop 474/477, Plymouth. Gerald was the Plymouth Township representative for the West Side Landfill Authority and member of the Plymouth Township Planning Commission.

He was employed by the Central Air and Heat Company, Kingston, for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Thomas, and a sister, Mary Rondina.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Gertrude Brozena; sons Michael and his wife, Mary, Hanover Township; Gerald and his wife, Nicolette, of Quakertown, Pa.; grandsons Michael and Miles; brother John Walsh and wife Rose, Kingston; sister Helen Ziller, Plymouth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at S. J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Plymouth.

Interment will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Larksville. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions, if desired, may be made to the All Saints Parish of Plymouth.

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